The stress involved in purchasing a home can sometimes be overwhelming. But when you find the right team of professionals to hire and help you make a wise investment, it can help you avoid stress and make confident decisions about buying a home. The home buying process doesn’t have to be difficult or complex.
Take the stress out of foundation inspections
At Edens Structural, we understand how stressful finding the right home can be. We serve not only the greater Tulsa area, but also various cities throughout the state of Oklahoma. As a structural inspection firm managed by professional engineers, Edens Structural is qualified to offer a variety of different home styles at different locations structural inspections, and inspections are performed by a licensed professional structural engineer, giving homeowners peace of mind.
Avoid surprises when buying a home
Nobody likes surprises, and home inspections done right help you gain knowledge before you buy so there are no regrets after a home purchase. When it’s time to get your home inspected, look to the experienced structural engineers at Edens Structural to uncover the facts so you can make a wise choice.
Oklahoma—a prime location for foundation problems
People from Northeastern Oklahoma are no strangers to foundation problems. With the clay soil upon which most of our homes are built, foundation troubles can be fairly common. Our red dirt may look pretty, but it’s full of clay and moisture—one of the main causes of foundation problems. Oklahoma often fluctuates between heavy rain and drought, which can cause dirt to expand and contract. And when the soil below a home’s concrete slab settles unevenly, it can cause trouble in the concrete footing.
Foundation issues: what to look for inside the home you want to buy
When sheetrock on the wall or ceiling of a home has cracks in it, there may be foundation trouble with the home. If doors stick when you try to open or close them, that can also be a sign of foundation issues. If there are gaps between a home’s ceiling and its walls, it’s a sign of possible foundation trouble. When a home’s windows are no longer square or are difficult to open or close, again—it’s a sign of foundation issues. If the floor is cracked or uneven, it’s wise to get the foundation checked for possible problems.
Foundation issues: what to look for outside the home
When looking at a home from the outside, carefully check to see if there are cracks in the brickwork or any spaces between doors, windows, and bricks. If the fireplace leans in any way, there could be foundation troubles. And if the home’s roofline sags, it’s another sign of possible foundation trouble.
Structural inspections done by structural engineers vs. a general home inspector
Structural engineers give you more confidence because they have more training than a general home inspector. Structural engineers have a four-year engineering degree, while general home inspectors only take a one-year course. When it comes to work experience, structural engineers perform at least four years of engineering work and pass a professional engineer exam before they get their license. In contrast, general home inspectors don’t work four years before being licensed. Structural engineers are experts and give you clear, honest solutions to any problems they may find. They provide objective, thorough assessments.
Why choose a structural engineer for your foundation inspection?
Get peace of mind by knowing the facts before you buy a home.
A highly trained structural engineer will get you the facts in writing on their detailed report of the home you are considering purchasing.
Structural engineers can help you prevent future problems.
Foundation problems are a hassle, and once you have them fixed, it’s important to do all you can to prevent them from reoccurring. Structural engineers can give you tips that can save you time, money, and the hassle of additional foundation repair in the future.
Structural engineers provide a complete engineering report on your future home.
The thorough report you receive on your foundation is often needed in order to be approved for a mortgage loan, close on a home, or settle any disputes. It helps the contractor you hire approach the remediation with a precise plan of action.
Structural engineers give you unbiased feedback on your future home.
There is no conflict of interest involved when a structural engineer inspects a home because he isn’t selling piers or solutions to repair foundations. Get an honest, third-party assessment of your future home by hiring a structural engineer for your home and foundation inspection.
Get reliable unbiased input on a contractor to hire if your new home needs work.
Structural engineers understand the problems homes have and the best solution for those problems. They often know contractors who are reliable and can point homeowners to the best companies to fix the problems in their home.
What makes Edens Structural unique is that we are structural engineers, and therefore have more knowledge and expertise than other inspection companies. Homeowners rely on the vast knowledge and experience of our structural engineers. We give outstanding structural analysis, identify causes of structural damage, and offer viable solutions for their repair.
Edens Structural is located in Bixby, Oklahoma and travels to all of Northeastern Oklahoma performing inspections. Put your mind at ease with a home buying inspection. Schedule a consultation, and get all your questions answered so you can enter the home buying process with confidence.